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Bread and Roses Community Fund records


Held at: Temple University Libraries Special Collections Research Center [Contact Us]1210 Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA, 19122

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The People's Fund was founded in 1970 to raise money for Philadelphia area groups working for progressive social change. In 1977 the organization established the Bread & Roses Community Fund as a nonprofit tax-exempt community fund. Bread & Roses raises money from individuals to provide grants, technical assistance and leadership development to support community-based organizations in the Delaware Valley that are taking collective action to bring about social change. For fundraising, Bread and Roses conducts direct mail solicitations of individual contributions and organizes fundraising events.

The collection contains documentation related to various grant programs of the People's Fund and Bread and Roses, as well as organizational records and research files. Grant programs represented in the collection include Community Funding Board grants (1980-1994), Donor Advised grants (1977-1994), Emergency grants (1984-1989), and Discretionary grants (1986-1987). Grant files include accepted and rejected grant applications, contact information, grant agreements, reports, and supporting materials, such as newsletters, brochures, and meeting minutes from the grantee organizations. Other organizational records include: annual meeting minutes, 1978-1993; minutes, reports, and memoranda from the steering committee, selection committee, campaign committee, and other committees; press releases; planning files for special events; and printed material, including brochures, newsletters, pamphlets, appeal letters, and progress reports. There are also research files on socially responsible investing, 1979-1990, including newsletters, brochures, studies, articles, directories, and prospectuses.

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